First Wednesday

First Wednesday: Steve Hutchinson

First Wednesday

June 7, 2017

Steve Hutchinson


Proverbs 18:21 Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit - you choose. The Message


Communicate KINDNESS

“I need to know that you CARE about me!”


Proverbs 15:1 A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire...  4 Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim. The Message


Proverbs 12:18 Careless words stab like a sword, but wise words bring healing. The Message


T-H-I-N-K Before You Speak

·         THOUGHTFUL?

·         HONEST?

·         INSPIRING?

·         NECESSARY?

·         KIND?


James 1:19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. New Living Translation


Communicate PRAISE

“I need to know that you will CELEBRATE me!”


Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. New Living Translation


1 Peter 3:6 “Like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.” New International Version


Isaiah 61:3 “...The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” New King James Version


Ephesians 5:25-28 “Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church - a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty.” The Message


Communicate TRUTH

“I need to know that you will always be HONEST with me!


“You’re such a manly man.”


“Do what you want!”


“It’s your decision!”


5 minutes






Go ahead


Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, 4 And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man. New King James Version


Ephesians 4:15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ... New Living Translation


Proverbs 24:26 An honest answer is like a warm hug. The Message


Matthew 12:36 And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. New Living Translation


Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” English Standard Version


Psalm 17:3 “Go ahead, examine me from inside out, surprise me in the middle of the night - You’ll find I’m just what I say I am. My words don’t run loose.” The Message